Fleet Fort. Photo. Characteristics.
Fleet Fort. Photo. Characteristics.

Fleet Fort. Photo. Characteristics.



A type: single-engine training aircraft

Crew: two pilots, placed one after the other

This training aircraft built by "Fleet" on its own initiative. He could perform a variety of tasks when equipped with a variety of power plants. However, the plane «Fort» (Fort) was carried out only in the modification of the transition training aircraft (60K). The prototype was evaluated by the Royal Canadian Air Force in the middle of 1940 years, this was followed by flight tests and had placed an order for 200 copies.

Although the first production aircraft "Fort" soared 18 April 1941 years, the Royal Canadian Air Force later changed their mind about the ability of the aircraft to assist in training pilots for the transition from training planes of primary education in the advanced trainer aircraft - Air Force accordingly reduced the order to 100 aircraft.

In 1942, the Royal Canadian Air Force decided to alter its surviving planes "Fort" to specialized aircraft for training radio operators installing their equipment in the rear cockpit and deploying it in the seat so that people sat facing the rear of the plane. Almost all aircraft have been converted in this way and remained in operation until the year 1945. Today, only one survived the plane "Fort", which is contained in a state of airworthiness by "Canadian Heritage military aircraft", located in Hamilton, Ontario.

Basic data


  • Length: 8,18 m
  • Wingspan: 10,97 m
  • Height: 2,51 m


Range of flight: unknown Powerplant: L-6MB of "Jacobs"

Power: 330 l. from. (246,18 kW)

The weight:

  • BLANK: 1149 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 1589 kg


Date of first flight:

  • March 22, 1940


Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 260,6 km / h


The surviving airworthy modifications:

  • 60K "Fort"